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[09/01/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: September 1
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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BARBERSHOP/WEEDS (Showtime) - "Weeds" will wrap its 10-episode freshman run on Monday, October 10 at 10:00/9:00c while "Barbershop" will likewise close its 10-episode inaugural season on Sunday, October 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

BRAVO'S ALL-STAR REALITY REUNION (Bravo) - The one-hour special, in which the "biggest stars of reality television will dish the stories that everyone wants to hear in a tell-all studio-based reunion," is set to air on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00/10:00c following the season finale of "Battle of the Network Reality Stars." While the list of participants has yet to be released, it's understood they'll include cast members of "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "The Apprentice," "Average Joe," "The Bachelor," "Big Brother," "For Love or Money," "The Joe Schmo Show," "Last Comic Standing," "Project Runway," "The Real World," "Showbiz Moms & Dads," "Survivor," and "Temptation Island," among others.

EXTREME REUNION (Bravo) - Bravo is apparently burning off the failed NBC pilot on Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 a.m. eastern time according to the network's September air schedule. Here's how NBC's original PR described the project: "NBC is launching a nation-wide casting call for Americans who want to be reunited with long-lost loved ones for "Extreme Reunion," a new, unscripted reality special that will bring family, friends and lost loves back together again -- in spectacular and exciting ways that will change lives forever. The special will be produced by LMNO Productions, Inc. "Extreme Reunion" will utilize the vast tools found on MyFamily.com to research and connect people with friends and family worldwide. Bringing together out-of-touch family and friends has been a compelling source of television entertainment for decades-- most recently spurred by the power, speed and ease of the Internet."

LOVE LIFE (ABC) - Michael Landes ("Special Unit 2") has inked a one-year talent holding deal with ABC and Touchstone Television. Landes spent the past development season as part of ABC/Touchstone's failed comedy pilot "love life," about the dating lives of a group of thirtysomething singles in Philadelphia. The pact calls for Landes to be cast in one of ABC/Touchstone's projects in the works for the 2006-07 season or to develop one around the actor.

MADE IN THE USA (USA) - The reality newcomer, "in which America's undiscovered inventors and entrepreneurs will compete for an unparalleled chance of a lifetime to sell their invention on HSN," will wrap its six-week run on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00/9:00c. The show itself launches on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

MASTERS OF HORROR (Showtime) - The horror anthology will debut on Friday, October 28 at 10:00/9:00c according to the pay channel's recently released October schedule. "The Deer Woman," the premiere installment, comes from director John Landis ("Michael Jackson's Thriller"). Here's how the network's press materials describe said episode: "A series of bizarre murders lead a cynical Detective DWIGHT FARADAY (Brian Benben) to suspect that an ancient Native American mythological creature is real in this sexually-charged horror comedy."

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BARBERSHOP (SHOWTIME)
· BATTLE OF THE NETWORK REALITY STARS (BRAVO)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· EXTREME REUNION (NBC)
· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· JOE SCHMO SHOW, THE (SPIKE TV)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LET GO (ABC)
· LOVE LIFE (ABC)
· MADE IN THE USA (USA)
· MASTERS OF HORROR (SHOWTIME)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· SPECIAL UNIT 2 (UPN)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· TEMPTATION ISLAND (FOX)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)





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